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OK Dinghy World Championship in Warnemünde - Day 2

by Robert Deaves 11 Jul 18:42 BST 10-14 July 2018

The 2018 OK Dinghy World Championship in Warnemünde, Germany continued Wednesday with two more races sailed in an unstable 8-12 knots, and damp conditions. Former world champion Andre Budzien, from Germany took a one point lead at the top from Fredrik Lööf and Jan Kurfeld. Each won a race in their groups, while Jim Hunt took the other group win.

It was always looking like the wettest day of the week, though the much forecast strong winds failed to materialise. In the end it was mildly damp on the water with more rain before and after racing than during. After brilliant conditions on Tuesday, this was another side of Baltic weather, grey and wet.

The first set of groups races both got away with no problems. In the yellow group, Kurfeld picked up where he left off on Tuesday with a confident race win. He was pushed hard by Hunt and Charlie Cumbley, and both races featured these three at the front. Hunt took the second race after finding a favourable shift on the final short beat to the finish to pass both Kurfeld and Cumbley.

In the blue group, there were also three sailors dominating the racing. Lööf was the early leader in the first race, holding a narrow lead over Budzien until the final downwind. Budzien took the gun with Bo Petersen not very far behind in third. The second race took along time to get away as approaching clouds briugh rain and windshifts. Several times the start was postponed, but when it finally got away, Lööf took one back to win from Budzien, with Petersen again third.

The trio of Budzien, Lööf and Kurfeld are beginning to build a small gap on the fleet. It is only four points at the moment, but once the final series begins on Friday, every point will be crucial.

Cumbley said, “The forecast was for more wind but we had two races in light to medium wind of about 8-14 knots and pretty shifty. I got two seconds in a reasonably tough group, so steady, and still in it. I think that there are still some people putting in some good scores consistently, so it will be tough to get back from yesterday’s slightly deeper results but all still to play for I’d say.”

Hunt scored a third and first to move up to sixth overall.

“My day was damp. Damp…and a lot better than normal actually. I could get away with doing a bit of perching, so I was reasonably quick.”

“I managed to sneak the last one. I was a bit slow downwind but on the last beat Jan [Kurfeld] went right and let us loose. Charlie tacked off and then back to him and I went fairly far left and got into a nice little shift, not that I was looking for it but I was lucky they went the other way and I just took a chance and just got across them both. If Charlie hadn’t been there I wouldn’t have got away with it. So it was a good day. I’ll take it.”

Steve Wilson, from Australia is sailing at his first OK Dinghy worlds outside Australia and is relishing the experience.

“I have been in and out of the class, but back in for the last three and a half years. It’s my first time to Europe and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”

He is currently in 54th after picking up his best result, a 15th, in the first race today.

On the event he said, “This is fantastic. I have never raced anything like it in my entire life. I’ve been sailing since I was age 5 and racing since I was 9 or 10, and never sailed in any fleet quite like it. There are people from all over the world, with different abilities and different sailing skills and they are all fantastic sailors.”

“It’s absolutely fantastic sailing against this calibre fleet. It’s a great boat for that and I thoroughly enjoy sailing it. The people, the camaraderie, everyone helps everyone else, the social side of it, everyone is very welcoming and hospitable.”

“It’s a real pleasure of a class to sail and I recommend it highly to anybody.”

Racing in the opening series is scheduled to conclude on Thursday with two more races starting at 12.00. On Friday and Saturday four more races are scheduled for the Final series.

Results after day 2:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1 GER 71Andrè BUDZIENSYC12126
2 SWE 69Fredrik LOOFksss13217
3 GER 18Jan KURFELDYCW 6121137
4 DEN 1507Bo PETERSENHellerup Sejlklub233311
5 GBR 6Charlie CUMBLEYWarsash SC542213
6 GBR 11Jim HUNTSouth Staffs sailing Club653115
7 SWE 100Thomas HANSSON-MILDSS Kaparen328518
8 NOR 428Lars Johan BRODTKORBHORT3161222
9 POL 1Tomasz GAJ05-090594624
10 GER 77Sönke BEHRENSSCOE478524
11 SWE 797Mats CAAPVarbergs SS775827
12 NZL 582Greg WILCOXBERND.eV859729
13 GER 803Martin V ZIMMERMANNSCOE8811431
14 GBR 69Terry CURTISCastle Cove SC1384934
15 NZL 573Luke GOWERDatchet Water4175935
16 DEN 10Jens LAUGEHellerup Sejlklub21117645
17 SWE 139Hans BÖRJESSONVarbergs SS19127745
18 GER 5Ralf TIETJESVG1511101046
19 GER 792Lars HAVERLANDSYC11492549
20 GER 2Gunter ARNDTFYC910121950
21 POL 14Pawel PAWLACZYKJKW P1013151351
22 AUS 768Mark JACKSONBlack Rock Yacht Club6663654
23 SWE 59Lars EDWALLLBS1120131054
24 GBR 17David BOURNErya1413161154
25 DEN 22Ask ASKHOLMSvendborg Sunds Sejlklub159221561
26 GBR 13Alex SCOLESOvery Staithe1712241164
27 DEN 1510Jan Hempel SPARSØMiddelfart Sejlklub1817181972
28 SWE 2846Jonas BÖRJESSONKSSS1823112173
29 DEN 1477Jørgen HOLMSejlklubben Ebeltoft Vig1914261473
30 GBR 2179Tony WOODSGlossop S.C2518171474
31 DEN 12Morten ANDERSENMiddelfart Sejlklub1315282278
32 DEN 1487Henrik KOFOEDHellerup Sejlklub2416241680
33 GER 775Jörg RADEMACHERSCST1614272784
34 AUS 754Brent WILLIAMSAdelaide Sailing Club727322086
35 POL 7Marek BERNATKKSWO253816887
36 GER 823Karsten KRAUSWUW2621192490
37 DEN 1509Peter WIBROESolrød Strans Sejl Klub1719253091
38 GER 7Andreas PICHLYC3422201793
39 AUS 719Glenn WILLIAMSBig River Sailing Club2315144294
40 GER 789Ingo BALLERSTEINSCOE1416372794
41 DEN 1433Henrik KIMMER PETERSENAAHBB2722311595
42 NED 673Stephan VELDMANWVA3126211896
43 GBR 44Chris TURNERLyme Regis SC127210498
44 GBR 28Anthony OSMANParkstone yacht club4130141398
45 GER 75Dirk DAMESVM22214117101
46 GBR 95Duncan ELLISOvery Staithe SC20302824102
47 GBR 2176Keith BYERSMorecambe Sailing Club22231345103
48 GER 690Carsten SASSZSK33202526104
49 DEN 1431Joe SCHUBERTHorsens Sejlklub31103331105
50 GER 731Thomas GLASSSC26272331107
51 GER 3Wolfgang HÖFENERSVH12721212108
52 SWE 99Hans ELKJAERVaSS16262343108
53 GER 715Sven BEYESSC23251943110
54 AUS 741Steve WILSONBlack Rock Yacht Club32351529111
55 SWE 2809Tomas SKEPPMARKKBS28282729112
56 GER 81Jan-Dietmar DELLASSLRV10194539113
57 GER 12Stefan RASSAUDYC27314216116
58 GER 225Jan DISSELSGSP28281744117
59 GER 9Andreas DEUBELHSC29403021120
60 GER 111Rainer HAACKSFSD36352030121
61 GBR 2183Richard BURTONWest Oxfordshire SC967236123
62 GER 22Dirk GERICKESGE29393918125
63 AUS 77Shane SMITHSYC35383022125
64 POL 44Przemyslaw DROZDZIKPL30244033127
65 GER 809Axel FISCHERRCTT37323525129
66 GER 11Rainer POSPIECHVSW20241872134
67 AUS 735Daen DORAZIOBlack Rock Yacht Club39294323134
68 DEN 1508Thomas Olufsen MEYERHaderslev Sejl-Club36422634138
69 DEN 1407Malte PEDERSENRoyal Danish yacht club24722128145
70 GBR 8Tom LONSDALEWest Oxford SC46452232145
71 NZL 565Simon PROBERTWakatere Boating Club32363940147
72 POL 19Grzegorz SALAMONK2 Horn Krakow43343634147
73 GER 21Holger KRASMANNYCH37343146148
74 GER 781Stefan HAAGEWYC30333848149
75 GER 8Ronald FOESTDRS53283435150
76 GER 777Jörg SYLVESTERSSC41373538151
77 DEN 1442Peter HEIDESvendborg Sunds Sejlklub72183728155
78 AUS 692Bob BUCHANANHuon Yacht Club33363848155
79 GER 757Falk HAGEMANNSWS38334839158
80 AUS 740Richard FURNEAUXBlack Rock YV34314451160
81 GBR 2188Ian HOPWOODNantwich21723341167
82 FRA 1820Dejugnat JULIEN1600243722926170
83 GER 821Jochen LOLLERTYCH54324444174
84 NED 669Sybren HORNSTRAKWVS44415040175
85 DEN 1482Tim NORMANNHerslev Strand Sejlklub42404845175
86 GER 607Gerd BREITBARTSCOE47514633177
87 GER 820Heinz RIDDERSVPB48473453182
88 GER 812Michael MÖCKELASVZR38724132183
89 DEN 1392Poul VINCENTSHerslev Strand Sejlklub48394947183
90 AUS 759Elizabeth WILLIAMSSouthport Yacht Club49464742184
91 AUS 727Donald WILLIAMSBlack Rock Yacht Club40415354188
92 AUS 767Glenn YATESSouth Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club44485246190
93 GER 751Knut RAMINCKA52444750193
94 SWE 55Ulf SAHLEGeSS46724037195
95 GBR 18Deryck LOVEGROVEBurghfield42425556195
96 GER 746Julius RAITHELSVWS52373672197
97 DEN 1505Peter PLESNERSvendborg Sunds Sejlklub45495252198
98 GBR 68Rodney TIDDOvery Staithe Sailing Club51524947199
99 GER 79Frank STRELOWSLS35257272204
100 DEN 1458Søren SIGURDSSONHerslev Strand Sejlklub53435553204
101 AUS 706Erik THOMPSONSouthport Yacht Club55504555205
102 NZL 569Phil COVENYWakatere Boating Club50535449206
103 DEN 1424Henrik HAMANNBirkerød Sejlklub72724323210
104 GER 767Juliane HOFMANNBERND72722937210
105 GER 695Erik BORKSSCRA39297272212
106 NED 667Hessel HOEKSTRAkwv Langweer72723241217
107 GER 178Axel PROPPRSC49725050221
108 SWE 7Bengt LARSSONSSKA72725820222
109 DEN 1419Henri SKOUHorsens Sejlklub72724238224
110 DEN 666Peter ZEILERSvendborg Sunds Sejlklub72724635225
111 GER 784Claus STOCKHARDTSSCP50725152225
112 DEN 1484Olof STENSTRÖMHellerup Sejlklub51725151225
113 SWE 2791Roine ERICSONKSSS45725658231
114 GBR 63Brian QUAYLEMS&CC54725454234
115 GBR 2080Paul PIKECovenham SC56725757242
116 GER 567Jan BECKMANNSVPB72725349246
117 DEN 1417Ingo GRIEMKBL72725655255
118 DEN 1463Lars ANDRESENHerslev Strand Sejlklub40727272256
119 GER 686Jaroslaw SOLTYSHSC47727272263
120 GER 539Uli BORCHERSSCST55727272271
121 DEN 142Jørgen LINDHARDTSENHellerup Sejlklub72727272288
121 DEN 1485Johan BJØRLINGHellerup Sejlklub72727272288
121 DEN 1499Anders GERHARDT-HANSENSvendborg Sunds Sejlklub72727272288
121 DEN 15Stig FRANDSENKBL72727272288
121 DEN 2Jens Christian JURLANDER4572727272288
121 DEN 20Jesper HOEJERHellerup Sejlklub72727272288
121 DEN 3Jørgen SVENDSENHellerup Sejlklub72727272288
121 DEN 77Jesper STRANDBERGHerslev Strand Sejlklub72727272288
121 GBR 59Andy OSMANParkstone Yacht Club72727272288
121 GER 10Christian HEINZESCV72727272288
121 GER 13Frederik ROENTGENSSC72727272288
121 GER 24Karsten KATHSCGMS72727272288
121 GER 36Klaus ROCHOLLLYC72727272288
121 GER 4Lutz BOGUHNFSC72727272288
121 GER 788Jessica FINKESKM72727272288
121 NED 638Sipke HOEKSTRAwsvw72727272288
121 POL 4Radek DROZDZIKDRYF72727272288
121 SWE 15Mats HOVDEGKSS72727272288
121 SWE 2849Sverker HÄRDUpsala SS72727272288
121 SWE 60Per WESTLUNDNorrköpings SS72727272288
121 SWE 80Arne MALM201872727272288

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